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Measuring the Information Society: The ICT Development Index 2009

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Measuring the Information Society: The ICT Development Index 2009. Geneva: International Telecommunication Union, 2009.


The latest edition of Measuring the Information Society features the new ITU ICT Development Index. The Index captures the level of advancement of ICTs in more than 150 countries worldwide and compares progress made between 2002 and 2007. It also measures the global digital divide and examines how it has developed in recent years. The report also features a new ICT Price Basket, which combines fixed, mobile and broadband tariffs for 2008 into one measure and compares it across countries. The analytical report is complemented by a series of statistical tables providing country-level data for all indicators included in the Index.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – ICT Market Overview

Chapter 3 – The ITU ICT Development Index (IDI): background and methodology

Chapter 4 – The ITU ICT Development Index (IDI): presentation and discussion of results

Chapter 5 – Measuring the Digital Divide

Chapter 6 – ICT Price Basket

Chapter 7 – Conclusions

Annex 1: ICT Development Index (IDI) methodology

Annex 2: ICT Price Basket methodology

Annex 3: List of economies included in the IDI and the ICT Price Basket by region

Annex 4: Statistical tables of indicators used to compute the IDI

Annex 5: Statistical tables of tariffs used to compute the ICT Price Basket

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